Our Impact - 2019

What an extraordinary year 2019 was for WheelPower and for disability sport as we continued our passion for sport and physical activity and provided many opportunities for disabled people to lead healthy active lives. Sport can develop confidence and improve fitness but it’s also a great way to...

Wheelchair Slalom

Wheelchair Slalom is a fun, fast paced and exciting sport with the overall aim of navigating through a course with challenging obstacles. It has previously been an international event at the Paralympic Games with its inclusion in the event programme from Tokyo 1964 to Seoul 1988. Due to the many...

Maintaining your sports wheelchair

Maintaining your sports wheelchair To ensure that your sports wheelchair maximises your performance and to reduce the chance of the wheelchair becoming unusable when you need it most, maintenance is vital. As part of a regular maintenance schedule you should regularly check your tyre wear and...

Inclusive Communications

We know from previous research that psychological barriers are the most significant in preventing disabled people from being active. Language can act as a barrier when it is negative and misrepresents disabled people and their lives. Negative language can also create stigmas and disempowers people...

Our Impact

What an extraordinary year 2018 was for WheelPower and for disability sport as we continued our passion for sport and physical activity and provided many opportunities for disabled people to lead healthy active lives. Download our Impact Report to see the difference our work makes.

Talk About Taking Part

Wheelchair users call for sport providers to offer more local accessible opportunities There is a clear need for sports providers to offer more local sport and physical activity opportunities, which are accessible for wheelchair users, new research reveals. The findings in a new report by...

How to access sport and physical activity in your local area

How to access sport and physical activity in your local area If you would like to access sport and physical activity such as going to the gym, swimming, wheelchair basketball or just generally keeping fit there are a number of organisations that can provide advice and support to help you find...

Understanding sport and physical activity as a therapy choice for young disabled people

This report aims to understand sport and physical activity as a therapy choice for young disabled people. In partnership with the English Federation of Disability Sport, Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, Cerebral Palsy Sport and WheelPower, it explores the paediatric...

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